Level III 08-28-2007 | iHanuman

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Level III 08-28-2007

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During the Summer Session, John practices cooling forward bending poses to balance the heat of the season.  This is a strong forward bending class including Krounchasana, Akarna Dhanurasana, Malasana and Kurmasana.All John's classes follow the Iyengar method of yoga, based on the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, the foremost living yoga teacher in the world. His rigorous approach emphasizes a balance between strength and flexibility, builds endurance, and develops Self-awareness through precision in movement and attention to subtleties of body, breath, mind, and spirit. Listen to a Sample and Download this Class!

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Svastikasana
Model: Dona Holleman
English name: Well Being Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Adho Mukha Virasana
Credit:  Scuola Yoga Camerino
English name: Downward Facing Hero Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Beginner
Adho Mukha Svanasana
Model: Dawn F. Cala Nova, Ibiza, Spain
English name: Downward Facing Dog Pose
Practice type: Standing
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to stretch from the hands to the buttocks and from the heels to the buttocks. - Geeta Iyengar, Preliminary Course. Keep the feet parallel to each other and extend the toes. Move the trunk towards the legs. Take... more
Baddha Hasta Uttanasana
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Salamba Sirsasana I
Model: Sara Agelasto
English name: Supported Head Balance Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Beginner's Tips from Geeta Iyengar's Preliminary CourseLearn to consolidate this position by lifting the shoulders and spine as well as the legs, from the heels to the thighs, upwards towards the buttocks. The... more
Dandasana
Credit: YogaXTC.com
English name: Staff Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Beginner
Learn to Adjust the Sits bones. Move the flesh of the buttocks back and away from the sitting bones. Press knees and thighbones towards the floor to lift the waist
Paripurna Navasana
English name: Full Boat Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to maintain the balance without sinking the spine and the chest. Those who cannot balance should keep the palms on the floor while the legs are up. If the legs and abdomen are not strong enough to maintain the... more
Ardha Navasana
English name: Half Boat Pose
Practice type: Core Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
The angle between the legs and the trunk should be wide so that the abdominal muscles are contracted. In paripurna navasana, the spinal muscles are toned and in ardha navasana, the abdominal muscles are toned. Beginner... more
Janu Sirsasana
English name: Head of the Knee Pose
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Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana
Model: Bobby Clennell
English name: Revolved Head to Knee Pose
Practice type: Twists
Practice level: Intermediate
Krounchasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Heron Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Pascimottanasana
Model: Cynthia Woodring
English name: Intense Stretch of the West of the Body Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Akarna Dhanurasana
Model: John Schumacher Credit: David Martinez
English name: Archer Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Upavistha Konasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Seated Angle Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Baddha Konasana
Model: Adri Kyser
English name: Bound Angle Pose
Practice type: Seated Poses
Practice level: Intermediate
Malasana
Siegfried Bleher in Malasana
English name: Garland Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Intermediate
Squeeze the knees together.Lift the Side Waist. 
Kurmasana
Photo Credit: Cara Brostrom Ashtanga 4 Life
English name: Tortoise Pose
Practice type: Forward Bends
Practice level: Advanced
Bharadvajasana I
Model: Kate Hallahan Zuckerman Credit: Ellie WIlliams, Cville
English name: Pose Dedicated to the Sage Bharadvaja
Practice type: Twists
Practice level: Beginner
Draw the shoulderblades in the back to lift the sternum.Learn to turn the spine laterally before attempting to clasp. Pay attention to the fact that the turn is always to the opposite side that the legs are placed on... more
Bharadvajasana II
Model: Sara Agelasto Credit: Peter Agelasto
English name: Sage Bharadvaja's Pose
Practice type: Twists
Practice level: Intermediate
Hanumanasana
Model: Jaye Martin Credit: Karuna Yoga
English name: Hanuman's Pose
Practice type: Backbends
Practice level: Advanced
Salamba Sarvangasana I
Kate Hallahan Zuckerman in Salamba Sarvangasana I
English name: Shoulderstand, Supported Whole Body Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Practice this pose with the guidance of a reputable teacher first.Practice this pose with a chair or a wall. At the wall, place your 3 four-fold blanket and mat set up at the wall with the folded edges of the... more
Parsva Sarvangasana
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Eka Pada Sarvangasana
English name: One Legged All Limbs Supported Pose
Practice type: Inversions
Practice level: Intermediate
Learn to lift the spine and the trunk up especially on the side that you take the leg down.Learn to be attentive to the body and relax the brain. You should be able to do this pose without tensing the head.Turn the... more
Savasana
Credit: Sara Agelasto
English name: Corpse Pose
Practice type: Restorative
Practice level: Beginner

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